Sunday, May 31, 2009


For Mother's Day, I received a pot with Anna's hand print, some soil and pansy seeds. Anna has been dying to plant seeds, so the week after Mother's Day, we planted them and sat and waited. Last week, I looked and we had sprouts. Here are a few pictures of our sprouts:

As you can see, quite a few of them have sprouted and come through the soil. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not yet, because I do not have much of a green thumb, but it is fun to watch them grow. I have also been warping them somewhat. They are on my TV, which is at an angle to the window and they keep turning to the sunlight in the window. Every morning I turn the pot the other direction and make them re-angle (is that a word) to the other direction. I find this quite humorous. I get a good kick out of it. Anna is loving watching them grow and wishing I wouldn't make it a little bit of science everyday. LOL!! She knows her plant parts. Now, we need them to grow buds so i can teach her a new part and so I know that we will actually get flowers out of my pansy seeds. I can't wait and I will keep you posted!!

More posts coming...

I have pictures finally uploaded to the computer and hopefully this week I can start posting some of the things I have wanted to post. I am in a flare like you wouldn't believe right now and have been for three days. It may be tomorrow or later before I get to post, so stay tuned. Pictures and fun posts ARE coming.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Update on me:

Since it was asked, I am doing okay. Waiting patiently or not so patiently for the 5th of June to come. I found some paperwork on a nerve conductive study I had done last summer and I took that in to the specialist as well. I also found out that he is there this week. It kind of made me mad, since I was told he was not going to be there this week and told I had to have my appointment next week. UGH!! OH well. I am making it day-to-day right now. Some days are better than others and its okay. Some days I get my house picked up and most days I don't. Its a new kind of normal. My goal for today is to make it to the store. Need milk and bread. :-) Have a good day all.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Things that make you go aww!

One of the boards I read is doing a photo contest of things that make you go "awww." I entered the following photo:

We were not allowed any explanations or captions, just the photo, but since this isn't a contest on my blog, here goes. Anna was playing in her room one day, in 2004 and we all of a sudden couldn't hear her anymore. This was what we found when we went in.

I also had another photo I liked, but we were only allowed one. Here is another one:

Of course, these are old photo's. I am having a harder time capturing the "aww" moments as she gets older. Its hard to believe that my baby girl is 7 and a 1/2. Unbelievable. She is growing up so fast. Anyhow, those were my "aww" moments. There are a lot more, but I think you might get bored!! Gave a good weekend. God bless.

Friday, May 22, 2009

It's Friday

I am glad it's Friday, but I also know that this means a long weekend at work. We have a second truck coming in today for the departments that I mainly work in. It is going to be a miserably long weekend trying to get all this stuff out. Miserably long!! I work tonight, as normal and tomorrow as normal and because Monday is a holiday, I work another LONG day on Monday. I work from open to close. That ought to be fun. (Just a small hint of sarcasm here.)

We will be doing school today. We have taken off so many days and I am now at a point that I want first grade done. We have about 4 weeks left or so and that includes working through on some Fridays. When we finish, we will probably do a play day or a special days somewhere to celebrate for Anna's sake. I will also make sure she gets her certificate of promotion and she "officially" moves on to second grade.

Not much else is new. Just trying to make it through the days. Take care all and talk soon. God bless.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Some Progress

OK, I made some progress in my cleaning madness, but I had to quit. I at least got it looking a bit better, but not where I want it to be. This cleaning thing is for the birds. I really want a clean house, but I can't get it. UGH!! I guess I will have to live with what I can do. It is cleaner though.

OK, that's all for today. Must be going. Talk later.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I'm Here

I promise I'm here. Been very tired and all the mess that comes with it. Still have three weeks to go until my follow up. New date to look forward to is June 5. I wished it was sooner. I want to get this show on the road.

Anyhow, other than that I have been trying to get my house cleaned to reasonable. It has been down right horrible, but I am sure it needs to be cleaned, so I started yesterday and did some cleaning, today I will do some more and some more tomorrow and Wednesday. Today's chore is to tackle all the dishes, clean the stove and sweep and mop the kitchen. Tomorrow I will clean the bathroom from top to bottom and mop the floor in there. Wednesday, I plan to clean the entry and vacuum the carpet. We just have gotten to a point where I can't handle the house. I just hope that I can handle the cleaning without suffering a lot of pay back. (I usually do, but the house is gross.)

I'm about to freecycle a bunch of stuff too. I tried to sell some of it, but I really at this point want it out of my house. A trip to Goodwill may be in my future to get this stuff out.

OK, better get started with the day. We also have school today and will have about 4 more weeks left, unless something happens and we need to go longer again. (I hope not, but I'm not holding my breath.) Have a good week all. Take care and thanks for all the prayers again.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Doctor Update

I know, I went to the doctor two days ago and still haven't updated you. I guess life is hectic. I ended up working a long day Monday after the appointment because of people who called in sick. (I usually go to a Mom's Night Out on the second Monday of the month.) Anyhow, at the appointment he asked a billion questions, went over some of my paper work, checked all my joints, sent me for a LOT of blood work and X-Rays. I go back on June 5th to get the results. All I can tell you from the appointment is that he killed my left knee. However he manipulated it, it hurt!! I actually screamed out in pain. It hurt really bad. Here we are two days later and it still hurts. Anyhow, so we are waiting for June 5th to get results and start medicine. He told me what he would like to start me on if my lab work comes back fine, but we will see. Anyhow, I better be going. We are doing school and running errands today. Continue to pray for finances for these appointments. The first one was not so bad expense wise and I was able to put some of the money toward the next one, so hopefully I can do the same again. Thanks for all the prayers. Have a good week.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there. Hope it is a great one and enjoy!! God bless you all for a job well done.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Well, its Thursday. There is not much to say. Things have been going. We are probably only doing spelling for the rest of the week, since we have out of town family in this weekend. I am too achy and pained to really care. I have the hope that this will be my last week of really being uneasy and pained. We are down to 4 days. Anyhow, I figure it is fine. We will get finished, it just may take us a little longer. I am going to go for now. Have a good week and if you live local, go vote please. Take care all.

Monday, May 4, 2009

1 Week

I have exactly one week until the big appointment and still need quite a bit of money to make it happen. I am trusting that we will have the money we need to at least get started. We won't have the $1200 we were told it "could" cost, but we should have 70% of that. I am determined to make it through. I know that I am almost there. 1 week to go. YEAH!! That's all for today. Hands are really swollen and this is taking forever to type. Take care all and God Bless.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

It's MAY!!!

It's May!!! Only 9 days to go. I think I can, I think I can. LOL!! I have been doing okay...I had two really good days and got a lot done, but from the feel of today, its not going to be near as good. I have learned to take the good days in stride and clean and do what I can, because the bad days I don't do anything but do school and go to work. We've even missed school on a few days. Anyways, I am getting there and I think I can, I think I can!!